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London Terrace Towers, 470 West 24th Street

between Ninth Avenue & Tenth Avenue   |    Chelsea

London Terrace Towers - 470 West 24th Street
81

London Terrace Towers, 470 West 24th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 81, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

30
Out of 44
+
25
Out of 36
+
17
Out of 39
+
9
=
81
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
10-15 1 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #19 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • 1 Bed $1,150,000 2
  • 2 Beds $2,095,000 2
  • 3 Beds $3,250,000 1
  • 5 Beds $16,500,000 1
  • Last updated Jul 25, 2016
$1,705 Avg. Price / Ft2
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  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $1,136,667 3
  • Avg. Price based on 3 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jul 26, 2016
$1,304 Avg. Price / Ft2
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London Terrace Towers Overview

A famous row on 23rd Street of four-story townhouses with large front gardens known as London Terrace and a similar row of two-story townhouses on 24th Street known as Chelsea Cottages, both designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in 1845, were demolished to make way for this gargantuan, 1,670-unit, full-block apartment project, which was completed in 1930.

The history of the site is wonderfully described in a well-illustrated chapter in Andrew Alpern's superb book, "Luxury Apartment Houses of Manhattan An Illustrated History" (Dover Publications, 1992).

Captain Thomas Clarke bought part of the Somerindyke farm in 1750 and named it Chelsea after part of London in his native England and built a "snug harbor" that he called Chelsea House, Alpern relates.

The building was destroyed in a fire in 1776 but the property stayed with his family and the house was rebuilt by his widow. Their daughter, Charity, inherited it and "added it to the holdings of her husband, Benjamin Moore, the Episcopal bishop of New York and president of Columbia College and in 1813 they ceded it to their son, Clement Clarke Moore, who wrote the poem that begins "'Twas the Night before Christmas."

Moore joined with James N. Wells, a local real estate broker, to develop the block with wood-framed, two-story houses on 24th Street for "working people" and 36 "grand brownstone row houses, all set well back from the pavement behind hedges and trees. "Each dwelling was designed in the popular Gre...

Carter Horsley's Review
of London Terrace Towers, 470 West 24th Street

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Features & Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1986
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Pros

  • Concierge
  • Health club with swimming pool
  • Close to many art galleries
  • Close to many restaurants
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Roof deck
  • Very large courtyard
  • Good cross-town buss service
  • Not far from Chelsea Piers

Cons

  • Many units
  • No balconies
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London Terrace Towers, 470 West 24th Street Alternate Addresses

  • 240 Tenth Avenue
  • 226 Tenth Avenue
  • 228 Tenth Avenue
  • 468 West 24th Street
  • 472 West 24th Street
  • 224 Tenth Avenue
  • 236 Tenth Avenue
  • 232 Tenth Avenue
  • 234 Tenth Avenue
  • 470 West 24 Street
  • 238 Tenth Avenue

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  • 123 Available for Sale
  • $1,352 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,451,382 Avg. Price
  • $950,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive London Terrace Towers Apt PHAB | $16,500,000
  2. Least Expensive 310 West 18th Street Apt 4B | $269,000
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  • 243 Total Sales
  • $1,288 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,139,471 Avg. Price
  • $841,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 138 West 17th Street Apt RES | $6,115,000
  2. Least Expensive Chelsea Gardens Apt GAE | $200,000
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